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Greenspeed Magnum SALE!

Give a Magnum for Christmas!

Greenspeed Magnum SALE $2995!! For the first time ever we are putting the wildly popular Magnum ON SALE! So, give yourself/someone else a gift that truly keeps on giving for a lifetime! To make it easy for you, for the first time, we will ship your unassembled Magnum anywhere in the US. Shipping costs will vary depending on the destination, generally less than $100. We are working on a video to help you with assembly, as the Magnum is the easiest bike to assemble we have seen. Of course, it is recommended that a bike mechanic help you with the assembly and properly fitting the chain length for your size.

This sale will go through Christmas and is limited to blue, red or black Magnums as long as they last. The sale is for the bike only and any accessories are extra. If you pick up here, we will assemble and install any accessories you may wish to purchase from us. Here is a partial list of popular accessories:

Water bottle cage ($4.95), Water Bottle ($9.95), Mirror Post and Clamp ($29.95), Mirror ($29.95), Neck Rest ($139.95), Rear Rack ($139.95), Computer ($39.95), Rechargeable Light Kit ($99.95), Frame Pump ($44.95) and Flag (Free).

We have around fifty other trikes and two wheel recumbents of all brands that we must sell! Catrike has a sale of $200 off for some special colors! We have all of the great Catrike models on display as well! If you are in the area, this is the time to visit RideSouth. It will change you life for the better!

So, purchase enough wrapping paper for a 33x28x19 Magnum box that weighs less that 50 pounds, and make the biggest hit ever under the tree! Ship it to yourself or someone else special. Start the process that many have begun and discover why RideSouth Christmas is The Way AND The Time to Ride!!

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Danger Ahead!

DANGER AHEAD! Please read the following concerning RUMBLE STRIPS ON THE NATCHEZ TRACE! It requires comments BEFORE DECEMBER 20! This would establish a precedent FOR THE WHOLE TRACE! PLEASE COMMENT TO PREVENT THIS!!!!

https://parkplanning.nps.gov/document.cfm?parkID=396&projectID=90961&documentID=99489&fbclid=IwAR3mMv-rNYFZ6P8KmmDXN9uhHUBdU3Tx1ecllboTd45yAgIRuNnXa8GJU3I

https://parkplanning.nps.gov/commentForm.cfm?documentID=99489

Our comments:

PLEASE DO NOT PUT RUMBLE STRIPS ON THE NATCHEZ TRACE! The same results can be achieved with a dense paint that does not RUIN THE TRACE FOR CYCLISTS AND STILL ALERTS THE MOTORIST!! Rumble strips effectively TAKE SPACE AWAY FROM CYCLISTS and INTRODUCES STRESS AND DAMAGE TO BICYCLES AND RIDERS! Rumble strips hold WATER, DEBRIS, ICE AND SNOW! All of these are BAD for CYCLISTS! Rumble strips are a WASTE OF MY TAX MONEY! Most new vehicles have WHITE LINE SENSORS that keep cars centered in the roadway! The new technology works well on a solid or dashed white line! There is NO NEED TO DESTROY PERFECTLY GOOD, SMOOTH PAVEMENT for NO REASON! If you want to make the Natchez Trace safer, just REQUIRE ALL VEHICLES TRAVELING ON THE TRACE TO HAVE THEIR LIGHTS ON, FRONT AND BACK! THIS MEANS MOTORIST AND CYCLISTS, ALL THE TIME, DAY AND NIGHT!!!!! OTHER COUNTRIES HAVE REDUCED ACCIDENTS BY OVER 50% SIMPLY BY KEEPING VEHICLE LIGHTS ON!

As a bicycle shop owner and Trace rider, I represent THOUSANDS OF CYCLISTS enjoying our longest National Park on a daily basis, AS ADVERTISED! I also have repaired hundreds of bicycles that have been damaged by rumble strips. I have also been personally injured by rumble strips causing an accident. Rumble Strips are a WASTE OF MONEY, DAMAGING, DANGEROUS AND A LIABILITY TO THE PARK SERVICE!! PLEASE KEEP THE TRACE SMOOTH AND RIDEABLE!!

Natchez Trace Info:

https://www.natcheztracetravel.com

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

The RideSouth shop will be closed Thanksgiving week Wednesday-Friday, to reopen Saturday. Also, if you want a new steed to help you work off the extra calories, we will be available by appointment on Sunday!

We hope you can take time to be with your family during this time. We are excited to head to Houston, TX to visit our family for a few days! You are our family as well, and we want to give thanks to you for sustaining us for twenty one years this December! It has been quite a ride!

Please visit our shop this December for some Christmas Specials we have never done before! Also, we plan to get some local riding in this Sunday. Call if you are interested in joining us for an After Turkey Ride on the Metro at 1:00 PM!

It was great fun last weekend on the LongLeaf Trace for our Celebration Ride! It started out sunny and brisk and warmed up nicely in the PM. Of course the complimentary IPA brews and pizza put everyone in good spirits for the ride back to the gateway! Thank you to all for joining us! Gary made some pics that we will upload to the website soon. Thank you Gary!

Visit us soon for specials on all inventory!

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100 Years: Celebration Ride

100 Years: CELEBRATION RIDE

One hundred years ago, today, my Dad was born. Of course, his struggles beginning in 1919 were very different than those our kids and grandkids face today, and I am grateful, with my very existence, that he made it through 77 years of those struggles. The question on my mind today is, will the kids today feel the same about us after their struggles in the coming years?

So, how does this philosophical pondering relate to selling bicycles and kayaks, one might ask? Perhaps it should be incumbent on us parents to stay in better shape so our kids won’t be burdened too much to take care of us in our old age. Perhaps we can convince our kids and grandkids to ride and paddle with us, to strengthen the bond. Or perhaps, if kids are not in the picture, we just want to feel like one again!

To that end, RideSouth has managed to accumulate a HUGE inventory of Recumbent Trikes, new and used! We MUST reduce that inventory before the end of this year to repay loans! We will be offering deals, BEGINNING TODAY, on NEW Greenspeed Magnums we have in stock, we will include either a neck rest or luggage rack, a mirror post and clamp with mirror, a water bottle cage and water bottle, AND a rechargeable light kit! That is over $300 worth of accessories, free! This deal will last until November 16, or we run out of bikes!

Why November 16, you might ask? On November 16, we will have a CELEBRATION RIDE on the LongLeaf Trace. The plan is to ride from the Hattiesburg Gateway to Sumrall and back, finishing at the Southern Prohibition Brewery in downtown Hattiesburg. There, we will celebrate ALL of our customers with a round on us! After the celebration, some may find food at local restaurants or ride back to the Hattiesburg Gateway. Plan to launch at 10:00 AM from the Gateway. The distance to Sumrall is 15 miles, but you can choose any distance that suits you. We will try to meet at the brewery by 1:00 PM, so you can figure your distance and speed better.

This day and time, reasons to celebrate are hard to come by. We continue to celebrate our family and you, our customers! Thank you for supporting us over the years! Please pass the word along so your friends can take advantage of the deals we have everyday! Their kids and grandkids will appreciate it too! We hope to see you soon!

RideSouth . . . The Way to Ride!

Hot Tea & Bread Ride Saturday!

BentLovers and Friends

There will be a chill in the air Saturday, making for a great Tea and Bread Ride from the shop at 8 AM! Plan for a spirited ride towards the Flowood YMCA, but taking a side trip up and down East Metro Parkway in Flowood. We are not going through the Y parking lot because of the congestion, so the Metro loop will give us a few more miles with a bit of elevation! As Lane will be in Texas visiting family, I will have to time the ride to open the shop at 10, and prepare the bread and tea for you! Hope you can join us!

We have a good supply of all brands of trikes, new and used, as well as a fresh batch of new Greenspeed Magnums and GT-20s!! There are some clearance items you should check out along with two last Hobie Kayaks. We have the Swedish Kingfisher fishing kayak on display as well! It will fit in your car! A stable, fast kayak everyone can use! Also, be sure to check out the Jobe SUP on display. Stand up paddling is the current rage and this board is the best!

Remember . . . RideSouth is the way to ride and now it the time to do it!

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Shop is Full!

The RideSouth shop is full of Bikes, Kayaks and even a Stand up Paddle Board. We brought back some exciting new products from the Paddlesports show in OKC! And, we brought them back in our car! So, if you are cramped for space, live in an apartment or just don’t want to buy racks and trailers, we have the ultimate, modular, roto-molded, hard shell, 11′ fishing kayak for you! You can even pedal it just like your recumbent trike!

If you are land-locked, we have some new trikes for you to consider that will take you ANYWHERE! Want to go through the thickest terrain or glide down the highway, we have the machine for you! You will see that recumbents are taking over and we have some great deals on new and used machines while they last!

Customers are riding early mornings to escape the heat almost every day of the week. We have re-started our regular Bread Ride on Saturdays and are planning new adventures for you in the coming months. We hope you will visit us soon and see why we always say . . . RideSouth is The Way to Ride!

Bread Ride variation , and NEWS!

Bread Ride Saturday: Variation, and NEWS!

Tomorrow at 8:00 AM we will launch from the shop and ride around the Bay, counterclockwise. That is, through the neighborhoods along spillway heading toward 471. Lane, myself, nephew Tyler and Danielle will stop at my daughter’s house in Bay Pointe, off of 471 for a brief visit before returning. All are welcome to join us for all or part of the ride! We will have bread at the shop at 10:00, when we open.

The RideSouth shop will be CLOSED most of next week, August 26-29. I will be attending the Paddlesport Retail show in OKC to select a new kayak line for you! Lane will be on call if you need something in the shop while I am gone. We are excited at the prospects and know you will be interested in what we find at the show! We have ONE Hobie left, an Oasis tandem! As soon as it sells, we will put all Hobie accessories at 50% off! Don’t miss this!

We will return Thursday evening and plan to be open Friday and Saturday. Next Saturday we will revert to the popular Bread Ride route to the Flowood Y. New trikes are arriving regularly and leaving almost as fast! We like the new look the shop is taking and hope you do too! Come see us and remember . . . RideSouth is the Way to Ride!

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601 992-2490

We have some news concerning kayaks! It was more than twenty years ago when we took a chance on selling kayaks. We brought in a new entry in the market that was previously unknown. It was a little like our recumbent bikes, but for the water. We invested heavily in display, marketing and promotion of this brand and watched as the brand grew in the kayaking market. We brought in other brands that sold well, but we stuck with the brand that we began with.

Earlier this year, this brand decided to “expand their distribution channels”, contrary to their policy since we have supported them. Yet they asked us to warranty products that consumers bought online. We declined to agree and we have parted ways. In fact, had we been told this last fall, we would not have ordered the last order of thirteen kayaks.

Now, it remains that we have nine kayaks to sell and a number of accessories. Many of these are the latest models. We will be selling at our cost until they are gone. Of course, we will honor any warranty claims as will the manufacturer. Please visit our shop soon to get these deals.

We will remain in the kayaking business! In fact, we have our eyes on a great brand that offers everything you want to move about on the water! We are very excited at the prospects and will be disclosing details in the coming weeks!

We realize things change with time. But Integrity is something we value above all else, and remains constant with us. Our customer relationships are equally important to us. Our bicycles and our kayaks have had a connection with each other for years and we aim to continue that relationship for those of you that spend recreation time on the roads and the waterways! Thank you for supporting us still!

RideSouth

Memorial Day Sale!

The RideSouth shop will be closed Saturday (tomorrow) for our Trike-A-Rama Ride in Slidell, LA! However, we will be OPEN ON MEMORIAL DAY! If you are interested in a Hobie Kayak, we are having a close-out sale on ALL KAYAKS on MONDAY ONLY!! You can SAVE 15%, or more, on kayaks in stock when you show up in person. Sale items must be paid for with cash or check to get the maximum savings. This sale is MONDAY ONLY!! We will be open 9-5 Memorial Day.

Greenspeed CEO Ian Sims has died

It is with great sadness that we report on the passing of Ian Sims, known to most of us as the founder and CEO of Greenspeed Trikes. Ian was a great innovator and leader in the Human Powered Vehicle movement in Australia and beyond. A genius in many respects, Ian brought many Greenspeed trikes to the world market, including the popular Magnum and Aero. He visited our shop many times and it was a pleasure, and a challenge, trying to keep up with his forward thinking and innovative ideas. Ian was the featured speaker at our Recumbent Rally and Convention and was well received by everyone. Greenspeed has been a mainstay for our shop for over twenty years, and Jerome Hediger, the Greenspeed distributor for the USA assures me the company will continue and trikes will be available. We are deeply saddened for Jerome, all of the Greenspeed family and especially Ian’s family and friends in Australia. We hope Ching and the rest of his family find some comfort knowing they have spent quality time with such a great man. Ian died today with complications from liver cancer.

Ian pilots his Glyde at the Rally

Flowood learns about recumbents!

Ian showing off the production Aero

Working together in the shop

At the Rally